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Guatemala Highlands and Tikal Tour

8 Days/ 7 Nights

Package Overview

This is an exciting journey into Guatemala's diverse and authentic Mayan Heritage. Experience the world of the Maya in the Highlands, see the beautiful lakes, colorful villages and the magnificent ancient city of Tikal. Enjoy a touch of adventure, climbing an active volcano and walking on hanging bridges above the canopy of the Rainforest.

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Package Pricing

Package starting at: $1139.00 PP * Prices based on double occupancy. Prices per person in USD.

Travel Itinerary

Day 1

Upon arrival at the International Airport in Guatemala City, you are met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2

Depart early in the morning to Chichicastenango, the largest and most colorful handicrafts market in the Americas. Every Thursday and Sunday, Mayan people from all over Guatemala meet to sell their products and visit the town's Catholic Church, Santo Tomas, to pray in their own way, becoming the best example of syncretism of the Maya and Catholic traditions.

Breakfast and lunch included

Day 3

An interesting geological formation, Atitlan is a lake of volcanic origin, located at 5,000 feet above sea level, surrounded by three imposing volcanoes and in the heart of the Living Maya culture. You will take a boat tour to visit San Juan La Laguna, a town famous for naïf paintings and women's fair trade textile cooperatives that preserve natural dyes and textile traditions. Afternoon at your leisure to enjoy the hotel gardens or the lively main street in Panajachel town.

Breakfast included

Day 4

Transfer to Antigua visiting the Iximche Archaeological Site from the Maya Post-Classic, built in 1470 and destroyed by the Spanish Conquistadores in 1524. Lunch will be served in a home of a Mayan Cackquiquel family in a nearby village.

Breakfast and lunch included

Day 5

Antigua is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its incredibly preserved Spanish Colonial heritage. Founded in 1542, it was the Capital of Central America for more than 200 years. In the morning, you will visit its most important palaces, plazas, churches and convents. Afternoon at your leisure.

Breakfast included

Day 6

We will drive south just 20 miles to the Pacaya Volcano National Park to climb a real active volcano with lava flows and an occasional trembling underfoot. After the hike, we will visit a natural hot spring and spa, with a massage included prior to your Guatemala Airport transfer for your flight to Flores/Tikal.

Breakfast and lunch included

Day 7

You will visit Tikal accompanied by an expert Mayan guide and explore the magnificent achievements of these fascinating ancient people. At its height, Tikal was home to over 100,000 Mayans and was a cultural and political center. It becomes easy to imagine life in the city as you explore temples, plazas, multi leveled palaces, ball courts and living areas. Howler and Spider monkeys and coatamundi are commonly seen, while the elusive jaguar and ocelot are known to survive in this protected rainforest reserve as well. Almost 300 species of birds have been identified in Tikal including toucans, motmots, trogons and many different parrots. In the afternoon transfer to the Ixpanpajul Park where you will hike the Sky Way that brings you above the canopy using hanging bridges. At the end of the day, transfer to the airport for your flight to Guatemala City and transfer to hotel.

Breakfast and lunch included

Day 8

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Breakfast included

Price based on a minimum of six passengers.

For 3 - 5 passengers, price is $1135 pp

Minimum of 2 passengers required; $1569 pp

Additional Package Information

 Package Includes

  • Lodging, transfers, tours as described in itinerary
  • Meals as described in itinerary

 Package Does Not Include

  • International airfare
  • Domestic air GUA-FRS-GUA estimate $235 pp
  • Meals not mentioned in Itinerary
  • Airport Taxes
  • Gratuities

 Package Notes

  • Price subject to change
  • To prevent any loss due to cancellation, travel insurance is recommended.
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General Information

  • Capital: Guatemala City
  • Government: Constitutional democratic repu
  • Currency: quetzal (GTQ), US dollar (USD)
  • Area: total: 108,890 km2, water: 460 km2, land: 108,430 km2
  • Population: 12,293,545 (July 2006 est.)
  • Language: Spanish 60%, Amerindian languages 40% (23 officially recognized Amerindian languages, including Quiche, Cakchiquel, Kekchi, Mam, Garifuna, and Xinca)
  • Religion: Roman Catholic, Protestant, indigenous Mayan beliefs and Atheist.
  • Electricity: 115-230V/60Hz (USA plug)
  • Calling Code: +502
  • Time Zone: UTC-6

Points of Interest

  • Chichicastenango
  • Indigenous Market of Solola
  • Lake Atitlan
  • Antiguo UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Pacaya Volcano & Spa
  • Tikal & Ixpanpajul